Description

Following the success of my one day Introduction to Silversmithing Workshops, I have decided to offer a follow-up workshop, where students can learn some new techniques and finer points to add to their introductory-level knowledge.

During this workshop, you will learn how to cut out shapes, stamp patterns and motifs, hammer domes and curved shapes, as well as drill holes and solder posts for earrings.

You will make two pairs of earrings – one post stud pair and one dangle-style, so as to be exposed to a variety of techniques whilst adding to your jewellery collection! You will have the opportunity to personalise your earrings and come up with your own designs, from a selection of stamp tools and hammers available in the studio.

Classes run from 10am until 4pm on a Saturday, and are for up to six students, to allow for individualised tuition. Full payment is required upon booking to secure your place. Students must have completed an Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop to be eligible to attend Silversmithing II.

If you are travelling for the day and require overnight accomodation, please contact me for listings, as there is a local Guesthouse that offers Workshop Specials to my students and couples.

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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 Hours

What you will learn
  • New techniques and finer points to add to their introductory-level knowledge.
  • Learn how to cut out shapes, stamp patterns and motifs, hammer domes and curved shapes, as well as drill holes and solder posts for earrings.
  • Make two pairs of earrings – one post stud pair and one dangle-style, so as to be exposed to a variety of techniques whilst adding to your jewellery collection!
What you will get
  • Tuition fee, includes two pairs of earrings.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Students must have completed an Introduction to Silversmithing Workshop to be eligible to attend Silversmithing II.


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Osiris Jewellery

Vendor sincce 2015

From the moment I first picked up a hammer and began tapping away on a piece of silver, I knew that I had found my world, artistically speaking. I am primarily a self-taught artist, which gives me the freedom to be highly experimental and fluid in how I work. I let the metal speak to me. Each piece that I create is a moment in time. I rarely sketch or plan my pieces, they emerge from the fire as a creative birthing, a revelation that unfolds before me. This is what makes the process of silversmithing so incredibly absorbing. When I am at my bench I disappear into the process of creation, I supply the hands and the eyes, and the rest comes from the other world. The most consistent feedback I get on my work is that it is so different, and unusual. I like that. I don’t fixate my work to any trend or aesthetic. It is fluid and ever-changing, a bit like myself I guess.

I am passionate about our return to the values and quality of the past, when we spent time making things, with a lot of care and effort. A time where communities were created around makers and artisans, where you had the village cobbler, baker and tailor. A time when people chatted over needles clacking away, and took care of what they had until it could no longer serve them. This was a much gentler time for the individual and the community, and also for the planet! It is this passion and love for our planet that inspires me to contribute what I can to ‘be the change I wish to see in the world’. Therefore I only use reclaimed metals in my pieces, and take care when using stones to source them from indie artisan cutters [rather than the sweatshops of India and China].

Aesthetically, I am inspired by textures, fluidity, natural forms and contrasting elements. My works often are described as sculptural. I am simply working in metal on objects of art on a miniature scale. The fact that you can wear them is almost incidental! Having said that, I do recognise how personal jewellery is to people. It is often an intimate whisper from the heart, and I do love being able to manifest that confession of love in the form of an original piece of jewellery. The tradition of adornment goes right back, and I love tapping into that lineage and sacred history as I work.

About OSIRIS

OSIRIS is a portal of creation, a realm between this world and the other…

When I am creating within this current of OSIRIS, I am dissolved into the mysteries… The voices of many cultures speak to me, whispering the sacred secrets of their tribal ways. The rhythms emerge.

OSIRIS is the realm of archetypes, of akashic records, where the priestess, the warrior, the shaman and the sorcerer, all abide in their spirit forms, radiating their heightened currents of gnosis and remembrance.

There is a place deep within me from whence the creative process arises. An inner cauldron of elemental forces, where metal meets the flame.

I slip between the doorways of space and time in this creative play, immersed in the relationship of the elements, how they dance with each other within this cauldron of creation!

What emerges from this inner space are unique, elemental pieces, that shine with preciousness, but also have depth, grit, and the intrinsic strength of metal in its raw beauty.

We are like these pieces, with many layers, markings and scars from our living, and our loving, which make us beautiful and unique. We are weathered, worn, with great depth and layering. We are not jsut the shiny surface layer that many aspire to present as who they are … to me, shiny and perfect is uninteresting, it is laborious to upkeep, and it is not true. In people and in metal alike. The strength of the elemental and raw, the power to wear your scars boldly and without shame, to embrace all of you and shine with the beauty of truth, that is strength, purity and love.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Thank you for booking a workshop with me. Please choose your dates carefully, as places are limited and students are keen!

I do offer a refund on cancellations up to one week prior to the course date, cancellations in the week leading up to a workshop are not refundable.

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Terms & Conditions

Thank you for booking a workshop with me. Please choose your dates carefully, as places are limited and students are keen!

I do offer a refund on cancellations up to one week prior to the course date, cancellations in the week leading up to a workshop are not refundable.

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Tonnie

23 August 2016 • Silversmithing II

I made 2 pair of earrings, both my own design. I was amazed that I could do it and I have had so many compliments on them. Truly great workshop, would love to do some more.

Genevieve

13 July 2016 • Silversmithing II

I took my 12 year old son and his friend as a birthday gift and it was wonderful. Kirra is a wonderful sharer of her knowledge and skills. We all made wonderful pieces that we'll treasure always.